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Berrian says benching is 'old news'

After practice Wednesday, Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian was pressed for answers as to why he was deactivated last week against Arizona. Berrian refused to shed light on why he was benched and said it was old news and he didn’t want to talk about the past.
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After practice Wednesday, Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian was pressed for answers as to why he was deactivated last week against Arizona. Berrian refused to shed light on why he was benched and said it was old news and he didn’t want to talk about the past.

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